Central Florida Events
Annual Pioneer Day
November 10 - November 10, 2018
Learn how Florida Seminoles and early pioneers survived Florida without electricity and air-conditioning. This family-friendly festival includes hands-on activities such as cow milking and butter making, as well as a Florida market where you can purchase handmade gifts.
Come Out With Pride
October 8 - October 14, 2018
Celebrate Pride in Orlando. Enjoy a week of full activities that bring together allies and LGBTQ+ communities in Central Florida. Enjoy a fun run, a parade, and several parties throughout the week. Wrap up the week of exciting events with a delicious brunch. Check the parade route and purchase tickets for special events on their website.
A Petrified Forest
October 5 - November 3, 2018
Become a scare actor at A Petrified Forest. This beloved local haunted house attraction features two thrilling trails to explore. They also offer behind the scenes tours that offer you the unique ability to try your hand at scare acting. A Petrified Forest also offers special events, including a more mild experience for kids, a night for those with special needs, and more. Visit their website for tickets and more information.
Orlando Jazz Festival
September 21 - September 22, 2018
Indulge in a weekend of jazz. Known as one of the Southeast’s hottest jazz festivals, the Orlando jazz festival is a perfect way to enjoy an evening with great music, food, and community. Among those scheduled to perform are Pieces of a Dream, Euge Groove, and Maysa. Purchase a weekend pass or individual tickets on the event’s website.
Now Snowing at Celebration
November 25 - December 31, 2018
Enjoy nightly snowfalls in the picturesque town of Celebration, with snow falls happening at 6:00, 7:00, 8:00, and 9:00 p.m. this holiday season. Charles Dickens Carolers, photos with Santa, and horse drawn carriages add to the winter wonderland fun. A special Radio Disney concert will take place on December 9th as well as a “Countdown to Christmas” concert on December 16th.
May 6 - October 28, 2018
Location: Orlando City Stadium
Address: 655 W Church St, Orlando, FL 32805
Season of the Force
January 1 - December 31, 2018
Season of the Force
A Galaxy Far, Far Away…Now at Disney’s Hollywood Studios®
Discover new and updated Star Wars experiences that bring you closer to the epic saga than ever before. The
blockbuster Star Wars movies transport viewers to a galaxy far, far away—and you can visit that galaxy at Walt
Disney World® Resort! Embark on Star Wars adventures, visit Star Wars locations, meet Star Wars characters, view Star Wars movie props and shop for Star Wars merchandise.
It’s all here for you to explore alongside your favorite Star Wars fans!
Star Wars Launch Bay – Explore immersive special exhibits and get a peek of what’s to come in the new movie, Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Discover sights, sounds and surprises that are sure to delight any Star Wars fan.
Get an up-close look at replica props, models, costumes and artifacts from the Star Wars films and watch a behind-the-scenes video about how a new generation of filmmakers is crafting the future of the saga. Encounter Han Solo’s trusty sidekick, Chewbacca, for a furry photo and—if you’re brave enough—come face-to-face and encounter the dark warrior, Kylo Ren, on the bridge of his First Order Star Destroyer!
Plus, join the Star Wars action when you play the latest version of the popular Disney Infinity video game—Disney
Infinity 3.0 Edition—which features an exclusive Toy Box built just for Star Wars Launch Bay. Location: Animation Courtyard
January 1 - December 31, 2018
LEGO Imagination Center
Located in Downtown Disney marketplace is the Lego Imagination Center, a 4,400-square foot building guarded by friendly dinosaurs and a huge sea serpent made of LEGO bricks. This play area lets kids explore their creativity by building with colorful bricks. No admission fee and playtime is free.
We stayed at the Rosen Inn for 10 nights while visiting Orlando. We weren’t doing Disney so the location was perfect for us. We walked to Universal most days we went there as it was only 20 mins to city walk. There is a shuttle (free) but we never ended up using it.
Our room was on the 5th floor in the main block and had a fab view of volcano bay!
Rooms were large and clean, had a coffee machine (which had nice coffee!!), a microwave, and a fridge (that worked!). The tv had loads of channels, the staff were always nice.
The poor area was nice and clean also.
There are loads of other things to do on international drive only a short walk from the hotel for evenings or chill days when your not at the parks.
If we are back to Orlando we would definitely stay here again!
My 3rd time here
I just love this hotel, room was spotless, cleaner was in everyday, staff were always saying hello or morning, pool area small but was never busy, carol from bar was very friendly and we had a good laugh, hotel very close to universal studios which we love and will defo be back in the future.